WORD is an exciting range of bespoke events and opportunities for writers to engage with the theatre throughout their careers, and for audiences interesting in writing to gain a unique insight into the process of creating new work.
From first time writers to experienced playwrights who wish to explore new directions, the Royal Exchange engages, challenges, supports and provokes audiences and artists to embrace the possibilities of the dramatic word.
WORD IN PROGRESS
Our 2013 Programme...
CAROL ANN DUFFY
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy returns for another season of the overwhelmingly successful CAROL ANN DUFFY AND FRIENDS evenings in The Studio. Joining her are new writers from Manchester Metropolitan University and a variety of leading professional poets, offering a medley of poetry, jazz, book signings and lively conversation.
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A chance for audiences to be the first to experience new work in development and for writers to share new ideas. (Click the links below for more event details and how to book)Friday 4 January @ 1.00pm - SUSTENANCE by Ishy Din
Wednesday 9 January @ 1.00pm - NEW YEAR / NEW SCENES
Friday 11 January @ 1.00pm - THE HARD TIMES OF FERRIS JW WHISPER by Andrew Sheridan
IN THE LOUNGE
A series of discussions with playwrights to open up the process of writing, giving anyone interested in new writing a unique insight into the varied role of the writer and range of work we do.
We believe that the opportunity for writers to send us their work is a vital way for writers to engage with us. Through a series of focused “Script Windows” throughout the year, each script is given the dedicated time and attention it deserves.
More Information2013 BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION OPENS 31 JANUARY 2013!
To find our how to enter, who the judges are, what's involved or to simply get some writing tips from our online resources click here